Saturday, February 27, 2021
A funeral home van containing a body was stolen in St. Louis, Missouri. The van has now been recovered and the suspects hav been arrested. One of the suspects, Brian Shaake, was charged with a felony count of stealing of a motor vehicle. Police believe that Shaake is now homeless. Shaake is being held on a $40,000 cash bond and is considered to be a danger to the community since he was still driving the van, even after realizing thee was a dead body in the back.
Christina Kalb, the second suspect, was charged with misdemeanor of tampering with a motor vehicle.
The van was found after a witness spotted it at Walmart and called the police. Shaake and Kalb were arrested inside the store.
See Doyle Murphy, Body, Funeral Home Van Recovered; Suspects Arrested in Jefferson County, RiverFront Times, February 12, 2021.
Special thanks to Mark J. Bade (CPA, GCMA, St. Louis, Missouri) for bringing this article to my attention.